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Poster: kareneliot Date: Jan 8, 2006 8:26am
Forum: movies Subject: Spitting and stalling (and cussing).

Has anyone else had this problem recently, or know what is causing it, or where I should repost this question since there is no technical support department for the Archive? Every moving image file ( from Prelinger, Open Source, AV Geeks, Feature films) I try to view by streaming (DSL) spits, hisses, and constantly stalls, crackles and sputters. I have not had any problems since I found the archive in July '05, this started happening in late November/early December '05, however my connection on every other web site is lightening fast. It has totally ruined the archive watching experience.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 8, 2006 8:44pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling (and cussing).

It could be a bandwidth issue for the times of day when you are streaming. I know that in the timeframe you mention, the Archive got a chunk of mainstream publicity due to one of the other collections.

What I do is save a copy of a movie to my PC then play it there.

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Poster: kareneliot Date: Jan 12, 2006 9:29am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

Thanks for the thought, but I tried many times since my original post and again today to view a movie and apparently I am not the only one this is happening to - because all reviewers of the new feature film WOMAN WHO CAME BACK all wrote the same problem exists. The spitting and stalling of the movies seems to happen whether you try to view by streaming OR by downloading - it does not seem to matter what you movie you try view or by what method.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 12, 2006 10:54am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

Hm, I have downloaded and then played hundreds of movies in the last couple months and have not had consistent problems (using ~3 different Win XP SP2 with VLC, WMP, Quicktime and/or Realplayer depending on movie type). Do you have url(s) for particularly problem items?

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Poster: kareneliot Date: Jan 15, 2006 7:36am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

Sorry, No... I would have to list the URL of every film in the Feature Film archive. I am just so disappointed I can not utilize the Archive movies any more regardless of streaming or downloading. BTW, what happened to the feature film: Woman who came back? The reviews for that described the same issue, now the film is not present in the archive.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 15, 2006 8:37am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

The specific one you mention is odd! I only see a fresh copy in Open Sources Movies:
http://www.archive.org/details/womanwhocameback

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Poster: WORSTBABY Date: Aug 24, 2006 6:05pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

did anyone ever explain or find a solution to this? i am having the same problems? the movies are worthless to view.

i have had no problems before when i was downloading these last year. i recently returned to the archive and now i have the "stop and have an earthquake" syndrome.

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Poster: kareneliot Date: Aug 25, 2006 5:51am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

No. I got some lame ass reply from the archive telling me they'd "look into it". Yeah, right - none of the movies I EVER reported got fixed for "spitting" or MISSING ENDINGS! I stopped even trying to bother to watch any movies here. Go to movieflix, watchfilms, or tesla, they have lots of the same free movies that actually play.

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Poster: WORSTBABY Date: Aug 25, 2006 5:12pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Spitting and stalling of movies (and cussing).

THANKS FOR THE REPLY AND THE TIPS.